Transportation

Lifting of Interstate Lockdown: Business Owners, Transporters, Express Relief

Reactions have continued to trail the lifting of the ban on interstate travels after four months of lockdown by federal government to curtail the spread of Covid-19.

Speaking with Radio Nigeria, an interstate driver in Ibadan, Mr Don Richard said they would be able to work freely without any threat from security operatives while such would also guarantee a reduction in transport fare.

Mr Richard expressed the hope that the drivers would follow laid down safely rules by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Two male travelers, Alhaji Wasiu Adegboyega and Mr Toyese Esan said the lifting of the ban would put an end to the trouble they usually encounter every weekend whenever they planned to visit their families in Ibadan.

Another business owner in Ibadan who shuttles between Lagos and Ibadan for transactions, appreciated the Government and promised to abide by the use of nose masks and sanitiser in order not to contract Covid-19.

The respondent equally wants governments to fashion out effective modalities to ease the pressure the pandemic has brought on other sectors of the economy.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari banned interstate movement in March this year to curtail the spread of Covid-19.

Rasheedah Makinde

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